There are millions of songs to listen to on Spotify. Are your favorites obscure or mainstream? The Obscurify site will tell you!
One of the best things about Spotify is its endless social features, and through a third-party website called “Obscurify”, you can get an obscurity rating to see how niche/mainstream your listening habits are. While Spotify remains the undisputed champion of the music streaming space, its competition is fiercer today than it has ever been. Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, and other services have only gotten better over time. As such, choosing Spotify over one of its many competitors is no longer the clear-cut decision it once was.
Despite all that its competitors are improving, Spotify still reigns supreme with its social features. At the end of each year, Spotify Wrapped gives users a detailed breakdown of their different listening habits throughout the year – and makes it easy to share those stats on social media. Spotify also introduced a “Blend” feature in 2021 which allows two friends to combine their favorite songs into one shuffled playlist. Combine that with deep third-party integration with services like Discord, and it’s easy to see why the social aspect of Spotify is so important to some people.
On the third-party integration note, an interesting Spotify tip comes from a website called “Obscurify”. Created in 2020 by Alex Olivero and Nirmal Patel, Obscurify is a third-party website that analyzes your Spotify playlists, examines the songs added to them, and gives you an obscurity rating to show how obscure your music choices are. basics.
How to Find Your Spotify Dark Rating
To find your own Spotify Obscurity Rating, just visit the Obscurify website from your phone, tablet, or computer. Tap/click the green “Sign in with Spotify” button on the site, sign in with your Spotify account credentials, then select the green “Accept” button to link your Spotify account to Obscurify. In less than a second, the Obscurify website updates with information about your music preferences.
Obscurify first shows users their top 10 genres. Tapping/clicking on a genre displays the three artists most responsible for it. For example, Pop is listed as my number five genre, thanks to how often I listen to Ashe, X Ambassadors, and The 1975. As you scroll down, Obscurify then shows users their artists and tracks the most obscure. If you’re listening to an artist or song that isn’t mainstream or overly popular, that’s where you’ll see them.
Just below, Obscurify also shows users their top artists and songs of all time. The page initially displays your top 12 artists/songs, but you can select the “Show More” button to see up to 50 of your top picks. The section below contains a “Share with Friends” button that allows you to share your Obscurify profile on social media. At the bottom of the page are Obscruify’s music recommendations based on your music taste. And that’s all there is to it! Go to the Obscurify site, link your Spotify account, and instantly see how dark (or not) your listening is.
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